• Reece Posted: 1/26/2009 4:01pm PST


    Sounds like soar grapes to me. Size difference between them isn't great and Prius is hybrid focused model unlike camry and Fusion so camry is better and more accurate to compare it to.

  • Alan Posted: 1/26/2009 8:07pm PST


    How come Toyota never complained about the numerous Camry and Fusion comparison tests before?
    The EPA defines the size of cars based on interior volume. The Camry's interior volume is 101.4 cubic ft and the Fusion is 100.4 cubic ft, so they are both midsize by EPA definition. Toyota qualifies for the 2009 Sour Grapes Award.

  • Jlevs Posted: 1/27/2009 6:27am PST


    Also The Fusion is a heavier car than Camry...shave some pounds off and it would get even better fuel economy....Toyota is def a sore loser.

  • David S Posted: 1/27/2009 6:44am PST

    "Wa Wa Wa"

    Looks like Toyata is finally getting beat with there all mighty hybrids, and also matching there reliability ratings in some reports. The domestic automakers also beat there trucks. Well Toyota the big 3 are catching up, so too bad so sad!

  • Matt Posted: 1/27/2009 7:23am PST

    "Correct Comparison"

    The comparison is correct because the camry and the fusion are direct competitors, they share the same market, midsize family sedan, 4 doors with a trunk. The prius is a hatchback on a shorter wheelbase and isn't directly comparable to any current ford. The only comparison for the prius is the upcoming honda insight. Ford deserves the kudos, but you can't blame toyota for complaining, the ford current beats there best effort in the category at least in mileage. Expect toyota to fire back with a more efficient camry.

  • Robert Posted: 1/27/2009 10:22am PST

    "Toyota In The Wrong"

    I've owned Toyotas for years, but that doesn't mean I support them in all their assertions. In this case, Toyota is coming off like a whining child. The Fusion and Camry compete in the same segment, and I applaud Ford for their efforts in the Fusion hybrid. I drove a Fusion and must say it's un-typical of a Ford product; it's got a nice interior and drives well. Of course, reliability remains a question mark. Will the Fusion hold up as well as a Camry in five years? Who knows. I don't trust Ford's long term reliability just yet, but on the other hand, the current generation Camry is one of the most poorly constructed vehicle Toyota ever built.

  • Car Nut Posted: 1/28/2009 9:20am PST

    "What Gives"

    Regardless of the numbers, Toyota has licensed the hybrid technology to Ford for their cars. When either car sells, Toyota gets money for them!

  • Harry Posted: 10/13/2009 1:04pm PDT

    Since the 2010 Prius is also a midsize car based on interior volume (in fact, I think it's bigger than the fusion when total interior volume is measured due to very large trunk), then Toyota is correct to say that the Fusion can be compared to the Prius.